Give your mouse some rest
WHILE working on a computer, we need high speed, quick action and shortcut ways to quickly accomplish the tasks we often perform. Clicking on different icons, buttons and menu items, time and again and using a mouse needs a lot of time. This decreases our working speed drastically. The availability of shortcut keys in software makes our task easy. We should try to use these keys as frequently as possible and try our best to give mouse some rest.
For context sensitive help, press Shift + F1. The shape of mouse cursor will change. Click the mouse on any item to get help about it.
Following keys are used in MS Word and /or Front Page
For Front Page: To insert a table, press Shift + Ctrl + Alt + T. Press Ctrl + Shift + B to view a Front page document in default browser (Internet Explorer or Netscape).
To insert a row in a table, place the cursor at the bottom right cell and press Tab.
To create an auto thumbnail of a selected picture in Front page, press Ctrl +T.
Using the Windows key
Cursor Movement Commands
Text selection: Keeping in mind the cursor movement commands, we can select text as follows:
To select one character on the right, press Shift + Right arrow. To select one character on the left, press Shift + Left Arrow. To select a word on the right, press Ctrl + Shift + Right Arrow. To select a word on the left, press Ctrl + Shift + Left arrow. To select upto the end of the current line (the line in which cursor is currently placed), press Shift + End. To select upto the beginning of the current line, press Shift + Home. To select one line down, press Shift + Down arrow. To select one line up, press Shift + Up arrow. To make selection upto end of current paragraph, press Ctrl + Shift + Down arrow. To make selection upto the beginning of the current paragraph, press Ctrl + Shift + Up arrow. To select one screen down, press Shift + Page Down. To select one screen up, press Shift + Page Up. In a table press Tab key to select contents of next cell. Press Shift + Tab to select the preceding cell's contents. To select the whole document, press Ctrl + A.
In Front Page, use Alt + Enter to change properties/formatting of currently selected text.
Text selection using Mouse: Drag the mouse over the text to select it. Click in the beginning of a line to select it. To select a word, double click it. Triple-click a paragraph to select it. Click at a place where you want to start selection, keep pressing Shift key and click the place where you want to end selection. To select a column in a table, click at the top of it.
Keys for editing and moving text and graphics
Keys for menus
Keys for formatting the selected text/paragraphs
Replacing the Format Painter tool:
Keys for Windows Explorer
Look for more shortcut keys: Different softwares have their own shortcut keys. When you open a menu, you will find shortcut keys written in the front of each command. For example: Ctrl + O is written in front of open command. Similarly you can look for other keys too.
key concept: Most of the software provides shortcut keys using
virtual key concept. You can see an underlined letter with every command
and menu item. For example: File, Save etc. The underlined letter is
called a virtual key. To use save command, we first of all activate menu
bar by pressing Alt key once. To open the File menu, we press virtual
key F. To select Save command, we press virtual key S. Similarly, to use
Save As… command from File menu, press Alt and release it. Then press
F and then A.